Prelims MCQs Quiz 20 : Geography


1. Erosion in coastal areas forms different types of landform. Which of the following is/are erosional landform of coastal areas?
1. wave-cut platforms
2. Beaches
3. Capes and bays
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

2. With reference to ownership of forests in India, consider the following statements:
1. Most of the forests are owned by corporate bodies.
2. A negligible portion of less than one percent is privately owned.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

3. Latitude is the angular distance of a point on earth’s surface measured from the:
a) equator
b) prime meridian
c) centre of earth
d) poles

Answer & Explanation

4. Some areas in India receive very high annual rainfall of more than 200 cm. These include:
1. major parts of Assam.
2. West coast from Thiruvananthapuram to Mumbai.
3. Ladakh region of Jammu Kashmir.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

5. River rejuvenation can occur due to:
1. uplift of land over which the river is flowing.
2. rise in sea-level.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

6. Consider the following statements about jet streams:
1. Easterly jet stream blows over the northern Indian region in winter.
2. The easterly jet stream is replaced by the westerly jet stream during summer.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

7. The movement of ocean currents is influenced by many factors which include:
1. temperature
2. salinity
3. earth’s rotation
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

8. The eastern hills or Purvanchal is a beautiful landscape in the northeast region of India. Three famous hill ranges are –
1. Naga Hills
2. Patkai bum
3. Lushai hills
The correct arrangement of these hills from north to south are:
a) 1 2 3
b) 2 1 3
c) 2 3 1
d) 1 3 2

Answer & Explanation

9. Ports in western Europe are ice free while those in Canada at the same latitude are frozen. This is because:
a) effect of continentality on the Canadian ports due to huge landmass of North America.
b) Western Europe is touched by warm gulf stream current.
c) many industries in the western coastal Europe increases its temperature.
d) Both (a) and (b)

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10. Punjab and haryana exploit more than 85% of ground water for irrigation. This is due to:
1. low surface water availability.
2. impact of Green revolution.
3. change in cropping pattern with an increased preference for rice.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

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